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Susan Collins is a Republican politician who has served as a United States Senator from the state of Maine since 1997. She is known for being a moderate Republican who has often broken with her party on key issues.

Collins was born in Caribou, Maine in 1952, and she attended St. Lawrence University and the University of Maine School of Law. She worked as a staff assistant to Senator William Cohen before being elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1986.

In 1996, Collins was elected to the United States Senate, defeating the Democratic incumbent William Hathaway. She has since been reelected several times, most recently in 2020.

During her time in the Senate, Collins has been known for her moderate positions on a range of issues, including healthcare, environmental regulation, and LGBT rights. She has often been a key swing vote in the Senate, and has been known for working across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions to major policy challenges.

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